Register: 19 July 2010 / Submit: 28 July 2010
Registration fee: none
We are thrilled to launch the urbancanvas Design Competition, an innovative contest to develop creative artwork for construction fences, sidewalk sheds, supported scaffolds and cocoons in New York City.
Construction sites are signs of this City's growth and prosperity. But it's no secret that the accompanying temporary protective structures often detract from the beauty of New York City's architecture. Sidewalk sheds alone span more than 1 million linear feet and can remain in place for nearly a year. These temporary installations protect pedestrians from construction debris and support construction activity, but they also present opportunities to enhance the urban experience for millions of New Yorkers.
This competition, created by the Department of Buildings and Department of Cultural Affairs and supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, is a unique opportunity for artists and designers across the United States to contribute to New York City's urban landscape.
We have assembled a jury of world-renowned artists, designers and civic decision makers to select the winning designs in collaboration with the Public Design Commission of the City of New York. Artwork selected through this competition will be made available to building owners to reproduce on temporary protective structures on or over City property.
We encourage all artists and designers to submit their work for consideration. Help us beautify New York City's streets, and promote the maintenance of temporary protective structures in all of our neighborhoods!
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